Bars Director of Caprice Holdings
Born in France, Xavier Landais moved to London in 1999 and joined the Caprice Group in 2001 as bartender at J Sheekey.
He rapidly climbed the ranks and was promoted to Executive Bar Manager for Caprice Holdings and the Birley Group (Annabel’s Clubs) in 2009, a position that was created especially to meet the growing demands of the market place.
Under his remit were 16 bars. This role has been the making of Xavier, where his knowledge of product and the bar culture in London and further afield have had to be ahead of the curve at all times. His training programmes were followed voraciously by the bar teams across both groups and he has even initiated a bi-monthly cocktail competition to keep everyone’s creativity well-oiled and up-to-the-minute. He is also responsible for new bar projects within the group and has overseen 11 new openings, including international ones in New York and Dubai.
In 2017, Xavier was appointed Bars Director of Caprice Holdings.